Posts tagged arbitration
Railroad talks stall, so Biden likely to pick review board
June 20, 2022 // Railroad contract talks remain deadlocked after more than two years of negotiations, so President Joe Biden will likely soon have to appoint a board to help settle the dispute. Josh Funk, rail crews, Dennis Pierce, UP, BNSF, CSX, Norfolk Southern, Kansas City Southern,
California tribal casino workers could be one step closer to unionizing under new ruling
May 23, 2022 // Although the tribe has rights as a sovereign government, “there is no sovereign immunity to arbitration because a party is only obligated to arbitrate when that party agreed to arbitrate, as Sycuan did” when it signed the TLRO, Judge Milan Smith said in the 3-0 ruling. He said all disputed issues, including the tribe’s claim that the agreement conflicts with federal labor law, must be referred to arbitration.
Sue The Boss, Pay the Union: Bill Creates New Gravy Train For Labor
March 8, 2022 // The legislation (HB 5245) is designed to bypass employee agreements that prevent individual workers from suing their employers and require them to instead take disagreements to arbitration. As one proponent put it, the bill would “allow private citizens to enforce our labor and discrimination laws as private attorneys general on behalf of the state.”
Port Authority union seeks preliminary injunction against agency’s vaccine mandate
February 28, 2022 // The ATU Local 85 has filed a grievance and a charge with the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board alleging that the Port Authority violated the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Act by implementing the mandate without first bargaining with the union.
Judge blocks BNSF’s 2 biggest unions from going on strike
February 23, 2022 // Judge Mark Pittman determined the issue is a minor dispute under their contracts, so it must be settled through negotiations or arbitration. He said a strike would arguably hurt “every single American” because of the damage it could do to the economy and all the businesses that rely on BNSF to deliver their products
D.C. Circuit: Federal worker unions can demand ‘midterm’ bargaining
January 28, 2022 // Federal-sector unions, which collectively represent more than 1 million government workers, have the right to demand that agencies bargain with them in the middle of a contract term, a U.S. appeals court said on Friday.
Judge Says BNSF Unions Can’t Strike Over New Attendance Rule
January 27, 2022 // A federal judge ruled Tuesday that a strike would likely violate federal law because under their contracts railroad unions aren't allowed to strike over minor disputes. Instead, those must be settled through arbitration or negotiation.
The vaccine mandate for Philadelphia city employees keeps getting delayed due to labor disputes
January 21, 2022 // The city’s 3,300 nonunion employees have been subject to a vaccine mandate since December, and the city has seen 99% compliance with the rule, the mayor’s office said. The city’s four major unions each sought separate agreements with the administration over how the vaccine mandate would be managed, delaying its implementation until the labor disputes are resolved.